G4S Employee Reviews in United States

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No pay raises , no advancements , just a paycheck
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNJuly 17, 2016
Worked for G4s over multiple yrs (over 5) never got a raise and no offers for advancements from management. Had several situations where supervisors were unreachable. You will not go anywhere with this company but you get a steady paycheck . Mostly banks are the posts in Knoxville which you stand for 9.5 hours on your feet.
Pros
Steady check
Cons
No pay raise, no advancements, supervisors unreachable
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long hours and no sense of gratification
Nuclear Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Wadsworth, TXJuly 17, 2016
currently at my job we are paid well but we have no life outside of this place due to overtime. Our management is horrible and we are treated badly.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
horrible management
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Productive workplace.
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  White Plains, NYJuly 17, 2016
I enjoy working along side my co workers they are of great help and very dependable, the staffs are also outstanding.
Pros
Good staff, excellent co workers.
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dirty
Officer (Former Employee) –  OregonJuly 17, 2016
Two years never missed a scheduled day of work. never been late for work. By far the most dirty company i have ever been involved with, they don't use a time clock and steel pay regularly base-pay and over time.Good internet research will show how many times this company has been turned in and sewed and lost. how they continue is a loss to me but they will squash all negative reviews as this one will be removed. They require the rating above but no way to rate correctly because one star minimum must be chosen to continue this is part of how they work. most categories deserve 0 stars as they are so dirty.
Pros
.non
Cons
dirty and corupt
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ok to place to work
Scale Operator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 17, 2016
The site managers are not good pepole, they are not undersatnding to your needs, or personal life. Ther is no room for advancemnt unless you were in military or law enforcement. They dont acknowlege you for being a non absent employee.
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Great Workplace
CUSTOM PROTECTION OFFICER (Current Employee) –  Moncks Corner, SCJuly 15, 2016
Great workplace, plenty of advancement within company at different locations. Great vacation after a few years of employment at steady location.
Pros
advancement at different locations across the states, if willing to travel
Cons
low pay at some locations, also unsecure length of employment due to contract.
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Regular work day with nice coworkers
Security Operations Officer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 15, 2016
A typical day just depends on emergencies or what's going on in the plant. It can go to calm to hectic quick dependinig on situation but always have to be prepared. Co-works are nice and easygoing. The most enjoying part of job is work schedule, before you know your off days are here but it depends on what your working. Hardest part of the job is always being prepared for the unpredictable and handling your duties and emergencies accordingly to keep people and yourself safe. I love challenges so that my top duty. The most enjoyable part is also working with co workers that make your day and shift go by faster and always challenging you to do better.
Pros
good work schedule and days off
Cons
Poor healthcare, little advancement
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Great staff
Customs Protection Officer (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJuly 14, 2016
Respectful work environment, flexible hours, overtime available. Got G and D license, paid training. Great staff, and diverse environment.
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a learning experince
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 13, 2016
They need to work on there Compensation/Benefits. And Job Security/Advancement. Job Work/Life Balance.They need to pay more period.
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A good starter job but maybe not a permanent one
Shredder technician (Current Employee) –  Lynchburg, VAJuly 13, 2016
G4S as a whole is a decent company which is definitely far from perfect but isn't a terrible lace to work for. I work at two sites for them and both are nice. Modest pay for modest to slightly strenuous work. It does sometimes feel as though your not appreciated and that for all the work you do you get no credit for it. I have worked with them for 2+ years now and i'm looking for new employment now. I would recommend them for maybe a starter or "filler" job but not for a permanent job.
Pros
a nice amount of breaks, schedule somewhat flexible
Cons
Not enough credit for work, management seems lacking, pay seems low for "high work" days
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It has it days
YCW1 (Former Employee) –  Brownwood, TXJuly 12, 2016
Great place to work involving kids having them to look up to you and floow orders for you to have a smooth day that being said it can be touch sometimes kids will try to get under your skin and you may like a kid but if he starts acting up you have to do your job rather if its prt putting him in isolation this type of job you have to be strict and aware of everything as well as knowing what a youth is capable of theres alot of thing you must and will learn when having a job like the state school
Pros
Helping the kids working with kids
Cons
stress drama
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Decent Place to work
Senior Electronics Technician (Former Employee) –  Melbourne, FLJuly 12, 2016
Pay was low, work was easy. Installing access control systems in local area hospitals. Change out of old systems to new.
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Great company
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV 89118July 11, 2016
Great company! Good management, Good employee's very good place to work. Never had any problems and they really willing to work with you.
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Work place is very productive
Custom Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNJuly 11, 2016
Security is very different from Correction but both require attention to detail, clear logging and being professional at all times.
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Big company with diverse workforce
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  Sterling, VAJuly 10, 2016
Working for G4S can be incredibly rewarding and interesting. The people you work with are all unique, and you often find your days flying by. Upper management is not typically involved with daily activities, and it's easy to advance should you be willing to relocate.
Pros
Great health benefits
Cons
24/7 security
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An global security company upon experience may vary
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 10, 2016
Entry level positions in any security company are usually about the same and the same goes here. The offices here in Houston are adequate although it seems that they may get bogged down sometimes, managers will take awhile to get back to you. Depending on the post you are given you experience here will vary.
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Depending on the assignment, it is an excellent place to work.
Custom Protection Officer (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLJuly 7, 2016
-During the day at the courthouse, one gets to interact with a variety of people. As a supervisor, one is often put in situations where immediate and logical decisions must be made.
-Working with the same people everyday, one learns their individual personalities and how to best manage them.
-I would say the hardest part of the job is disciplining co-workers.
-The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that the safety and security of the courthouse is due to our perseverance during the entry to the courthouse process.
Pros
Overtime is available most of the time.
Cons
Dealing with criminals
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Its a job
Armed Security Officer (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAJuly 7, 2016
if you need a job its a job. Not more than that. One thing here it seems no one can be fired so as long as you can deal with the lack of professionalism with management your good.
Pros
No one gets fired
Cons
No ome gets fires
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Productive , Nice ,CoWorkers
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJuly 7, 2016
I Learned to handel certain situations for example dealing with homless individuals as well as theft and hit and run accidents
Pros
MY CO WORKERS
Cons
PAY
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ok
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NY 14221July 7, 2016
its a ok company to work for, very low pay, average 10.00, CEO acts like people come a dime a dozen, and could care less to lose employees regardless of your performance.
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